It started in 1999 when students from HDK, Jönköping University and Gothenburg University gathered in Alingsås to experiment with different lighting designs for public buildings. The following year, the municipality entered into agreements with the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association - PLDA, who have brought the international world of lighting design to Alingsås every October since then. The result is an educational and fun lighting event which has grown annually.
- Already in the early years the Municipality of Alingsås showed a huge interest in lighting, which was matched by interest from an international audience. Today, Lights in Alingsås welcomes more than 85 000 visitors annually. “We are obviously very proud," says Kjell Hult, Development Manager at Alingsås Municipality and one of the initiators of Lights in Alingsås.
In the end of year 2014 a new aggrement was made between Alingsås municipality and IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers, based in Chicago. The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.
Behind the project is a few important sponsors. Sparbanken Alingsås, Alingsås Energi, FABS and Alingsåshem makes the project possible.
Date and Venue:
29 September - 5 November 2017